Deadman's Bay

On the north side of Peter Island, this bay beach is popular because of the wonderfully soft sand and clear ocean floor for great swimming. This is a quintessential Caribbean beach with turquoise waters and white sand that dazzles.

Set toward the center of Peter Island, Deadman's Bay is on the East edge of the island, You might want whether or not you're staying very close. There are plenty of advantages to visiting a beach that hasn't been "discovered" by thousands of tourists; beaches less-traveled like Deadman's Bay are perfect when you need a break from the typical tourist scene.

Amenities and Ambiance

Please note that public restrooms are not available, though you may be able to use the facilities at a nearby business. The water in the area is fit for snorkeling, so purchase or rent some equipment if you're wanting to check out the underwater sites.

What's Nearby


Set on the East coast of Peter Island; this area boasts other attractions such as St. Phillip's Church, which is one of the most conveniently accessible attractions.

Beaches and museums may seem an unlikely combination to some, but many travelers find that museums like VI Maritime Museum (found five miles away) offer a fun learning experience and a whole new way to view the Virgin Islands' traditions and culture.

If you're looking for other nearby attractions or activity options, this beach isn't far from any of the items in the following table.

Activities and Attractions Near Deadman's Bay
Attraction Type Distance Direction Island
St. Phillip's Church Historical Site 4.8 NNW Tortola
VI Maritime Museum Museum 4.8 N Tortola
Old Government House Museum Museum 5.3 NW Tortola
Fort Charlotte Ruins Historical Site 5.4 NW Tortola
Eugene O'Neal Museum Museum 5.5 NW Tortola

Cities and Towns

Deadman's Bay is in the Road Town area, so you can explore the city as part of your day at the beach. Road Town is nearby and is a neat region that strikes a balance between island tranquility and urbanization. From the shore, Road Town is a car ride off, about five and a half miles (nine kilometers) away.


How many other people you encounter at Deadman's Bay will depend on how many hotel guests decide to make the trip as well. This beach is not near many large hotels, but you may see visitors staying at some of the area's smaller options.

Those seeking a hotel room not far from Deadman's Bay are in luck, as there are lots of resorts and hotels to pick from close-by. Find the closest and most convenient hotel booking options by viewing what's shown below.

Accommodations near Deadman's Bay
Hotel Distance Direction Island Type
Peter Island Resort & Spa 0.5 NW Peter Island Resort
Prospect Reef Resort 4.9 NW Tortola Resort
Fort Burt Hotel 5.0 NW Tortola Hotel


A hot day at the beach will have you craving more than just a cocktail; no beach day is complete until you eat at a nearby restaurant, where you can get a taste of the local fare, without having to stray too far. One of the closest restaurants is Deadman's Beach Bar & Grill. This restaurant offers both Caribbean and Continental cuisines. Many guests rave about their sandwiches. Some guests will choose to take a cab here, while others will want to walk since it's just a short distance away.

Nearby restaurant options are included in the following table.

Restaurants near Deadman's Bay
Restaurant Name Phone Cuisine Distance Direction Island
Deadman's Beach Bar & Grill (284) 495-2000 Caribbean, Continental, Fusion 0.3 mi. W Peter Island
Tradewinds Restaurant (284) 495-2000 Caribbean 0.5 mi. NW Peter Island
William Thornton Floating Bar and Restaurant (284) 340-8603 Caribbean 3.9 mi. SW Norman Island
Brandywine Estate Restaurant (284) 495-2301 Italian, Mediterranean 4.2 mi. N Tortola
Cooper Island Beach Club Restaurant (284) 495-9084 Caribbean 4.2 mi. ENE Cooper Island
Pusser's East (284) 495-1010 International 4.8 mi. N Tortola
CalaMaya (284) 495-2126 Eclectic 4.8 mi. N Tortola
Brisani's At The Reef (284) 494-2593 Caribbean, International 4.9 mi. NW Tortola
Callaloo (284) 494-7600 Caribbean, International -- -- Tortola

Other Beaches

Visitors in search of the perfect beach will have plenty of other choices on Peter Island besides Deadman's Bay.

Another location you might enjoy is Nanny Cay, located five miles to the northwest. On the other hand, Big Reef Bay offers more action, and is closer to other tourist hot-spots. You'll find it a couple hundred yards to the east-southeast.

Another location you may want to try is The Bight, which is located four miles to the south west.

There are countless experiences to enjoy in the Virgin Islands, and Deadman's Bay is just one of many incredible attractions you can choose from.


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